Black Friday is the day that reveals one of the worst flaws in the American landscape: We have way too much parking. To showcase the scale of the problem using social media posts, we are using the hashtag #BlackFridayParking. This year’s campaign brings together more than a dozen organizations, advocates, and influencers on social media to draw attention to how wasteful and destructive parking requirements are marring our landscapes and making our places less productive. Join PRN and Strong Towns in challenging excessive and costly parking mandates!
The movement for parking reform in New York City is heating up — and parking mandates could be lifted as soon as next year. We need folks from all parts of the city to come out to public meetings that the Department of City Planning will be holding in the near future to speak on the need to pursue lifting parking minimums citywide.
Recently, with the help of dedicated PRN volunteer members, lead by Thomas Carpenito, PRN’s Parking lot tool was expanded, adding 40 new cities to the map. Below are three cities that were recently added to our map in the most recent update. Learn about what their current parking status is and how each city aims to tackle parking reform going forward.
Using data to inform and reform policies isn’t new. However, in order to analyze data, you need to be able to access the data — even better if it’s already processed and formatted. There’s no unified database for parking minimums in the United States, so we were tasked to build one using automation to speed up the data parsing.